Wed, Oct 7, 2020
The Climate Action Bill was announced today and commits us, in law, to transition to a carbon neutral economy by 2050; introduces a system of five-year carbon budgets; and strengthens role of the Climate Advisory Council
Fri, Oct 2, 2020
Neasa spoke in the Dáil on the HSE's Winter Plan including: supports for people requiring services on a long-standing basis; transparency and accountability around the spend; and the need for a timeline on the introduction of Sláintecare
Thu, Oct 1, 2020
Turnout in the 2020 General Election was 51.2% in Dublin Central (down from 52.4% in 2016). In effect, just half of the electorate in Dublin Central decide who represents Dublin Central in Dáil Éireann. If you are not registered, recently turned 18, or have recently changed address fill out the form below we will get the required forms and instructions to enable you to cast your vote in Dublin Central in the next General Election. Obviously, if you want Green, we would encourage you to vote Green. How you vote however is up to you.
Wed, Sep 30, 2020
Neasa speaks for 60 seconds on well-being indicators. This method of decision-making would compel Government to consider broader metrics than just the nation's GDP (or GNI*). It would consider - are we happy? Are we being fair to everyone? Are we planning for the future welfare of others? WelI-being budgets, coming soon...
Fri, Sep 18, 2020
In spite of the delays, it is welcome to hear progress and some firm dates on the consultation process around the Phoenix Park traffic management strategy. Key for this process will be meaningful public engagement and that the Minister listens to the opinions of the stakeholder organisations and the public.
Mon, Sep 14, 2020
On the 16th of July Minister Patrick O'Donovan, after his decision to re-open the Phoenix Park gates, told us a "consultation process on the Phoenix Park Traffic Management Strategy, involving all stakeholders" was expected to take place during August/September of this year. As of the 9th of September the Minister is now saying he cannot confirm exact dates for commencement and completion of such a process but that he wants to advance this process in "coming weeks and months." It is disappointing to see that the dates on this important piece of work are slipping already.
Fri, Sep 11, 2020
The use of illegal fireworks has gotten out of hand this year. Seven weeks to Halloween and fireworks are already a nightly occurrence. Neasa Hourigan has written to the Minister for Justice to ask her to do more on combating this issue and has included some proposals the Minister can act on. Let us know if you have additional suggestions on how to tackle this problem at Neasa.Hourigan@oir.ie.
Thu, Sep 10, 2020
Speaking today Neasa Hourigan, Finance & Health Spokesperson for the Green Party, called on the Minister for Health and maternity hospitals to review the restrictions around partners joining pregnant people during antenatal scans and labour.